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Memorial Day

I've been busy working on an article, and finishing the gutters (all done now except strapping the downspouts, because the straps I got are too short), so no posting today. But I did want to note the history of the holiday, for those unaware. Unlike Veteran's Day, it's not a day just for remembering war dead, but dead loved ones in general. I remember as a child that my grandmother would always go up to her home town of Beaverton, Michigan (sometimes stopping by on the way home from our cottage by Houghton Lake) to put flowers on her husband's (my grandfather, who died when I was six) grave.


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Michael wrote:

Veterans Day is not about remembering the dead, although that does occur. It is primarily about remembering and acknowledging veterans, i.e. those still alive.

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